20 Nov Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess was one of the men tried in had no idea of the history of the man who died 20 years before he was born. 28 Jan While he awaited trial in Poland, Rudolf Hoess wrote his memoirs, which were later published in a book with the title “Death Dealer.” Hoess. 27 Sep Rudolf Franz Höss: Rudolf Hoss, German soldier and Nazi official who served as commandant of Rudolf Franz Höss, (born November 25, , Baden-Baden, Germany—died April 16, , Rudolf Franz Hoess (Höss).

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Rudolf Höss

A Mass Murderer Repents: I can only remember the figures involved in the larger ruodlf, which were repeated to me by Eichmann or his deputies. We have all read books about the harsh treatment of Jews and others who were sent to concentration camps by Hitler but this was the first time I ever read a book from the other side, the first time I ever read a story about an SS.

I was dragged to Heide and, of all places, to the same military barracks from which I had been released eight months before by the British.

Retrieved 14 April This is an impor It’s been almost 10 years since I read this book, but it was eye opening. Iran, its clients, and the future of the Middle East: He was a lonely child with no playmates his own age until he entered elementary school; atuobiography of his companionship came from adults.


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And he stood by as millions were led into the gas chambers. Please try again later. Although never executed, compare Hoess’s aforementioned statement with the following. Nazi crimes against rudoolf Polish nation. In Polish prisons I experienced for the first time what human kindness is.

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz by Rudolf Höss

At no time did augobiography ever cross my mind to disobey or to refuse to carry out an order that was issued by my superiors. In the first intakes of Jews came from Slovakia and Upper Silesia.

After half an hour the doors were opened and the bodies were taken out by the commando of prisoners, who were permanently employed there, and burned in pits. I applaud Hoess for his honest recollection while in prison waiting to be murdered for the events in Auschwitz. This book details the life of Rudolf Hoess who grew up as a misfit young boy who was never able to fit in.

After the pits had been cleaned, the remaining ashes were broken up. Did I give this book five stars because I agree with what he did? Between and they had five children: His excuse follows the typical Nazi adage that they were just following orders.

Rudolf Franz Höss

Later, four large gas chambers and crematoria were constructed in Birkenau to make the killing more efficient and to handle the increasing rate of exterminations. Because this memoir is something one reads as an historical curiosity rather than for literary merit, giving it a star rating seems a little pointless.


Concentration campinternment centre for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment, usually by executive decree or military order. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. Himmler noticed me during an inspection of the SS in Stettin; we knew each other from the Bund der Artamanen, and he arranged that the administration of a Concentration Camp was given me.

This was done on a cement platter where prisoners pulverized the remaining bones with wooden hammers. My horse had autobiograaphy ever autobigoraphy touched by it, much less the prisoners.

I ask the Polish people for forgiveness. After a few days I was taken to Minden on the Weser River, which was the main interrogation center in the British zone. The sick and people unfit to walk were taken there in lorries. Hoess was put on trial in ; he was convicted and sentenced to be hanged.

Personal Accounts from Victims, Perpetrators, and Witnesses.